Joanne Knight

October 7, 2013

Foreign Policy by Batman!

Filed under: Uncategorized — joanneknight @ 5:33 pm

The drums of war have faded into the distance and once more the people can breathe a collective sigh of relief or disappointment. Every few weeks the media ramps up war hysteria against one of the gallery of international villains. It’s like a game show: spin the wheel, which rogue regime is the Administration debating action against this week? Last week it was Egypt; this week it’s… Syria!

Over the past 12 months the government has deliberated bombing North Korea, Iran, and Syria. Foreign policy has become dominated by a cartoon-like view of certain countries as a rogue’s gallery of villains: Iran, North Korea, Syria.

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